Venus evening gown

Peggie Wilson established a deportment and modelling school in central Auckland in 1960 with her husband Len. Under her expert guidance, many Academy of Elegance students went on to achieve success in the world of modelling. Peggie won a number of fashion design competitions in Australia and New Zealand. This gown, Venus, won the Golden Shears Fashion Design Competition in 1962.


Credit: Photo by Anthony Henry, courtesy of Greg Wilson
Copyright: Image © Greg Wilson
Credit: Courtesy of Greg Wilson
Copyright: Image © Greg Wilson
Designer: Peggie Wilson
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Evening gown
Label: Peggie Wilson
Date: 1962